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SFGTV2
Jan 30, 2013 10:30pm PST
between how science deals with this question and how lawyers deal with this question is that you actually get a fundamental disconnect between the two systems. so you mentioned that lack of emotional control or lack of ability to control your preferences might lead to insanity, but, in fact, in most jurisdictions as you know, that's not true. after hanky was acquitted under the american law institute test because he could not control his behavior, congress in most state jurisdictions changed the law, got rid of the lack of emotional test, the a.l.i. test and now in most jurisdictions, the nontest requires that you demonstrate that you can't distinguish right from wrong. so now we have, and again, the law uses science for the law's own purposes, but what is problematic here is the disconnect. from the criminal side, if you lack emotional control, you go to prison because you can't win under the test because the test doesn't apply. when you walk out of prison and you lack emotional control, you get civilly committed. so what we have is a fundamental disconnect between how we view p
SFGTV2
Jan 29, 2013 2:30am PST
jump in first on that and say it's already here. so the idea that we should wait for the science to get better, i think, is just, it's too late for that. so the cat is already out of the bag. the question is what do you do now that it's in the courtroom. well, we have dualing experts. we have judges sitting in a gate keeping role who have to decide whether or not the evidence should be admissible and whether it should be permitted in a case. my view is that the more evidence that we can provide to a scrr or to a judge -- jury or to a judge in their decision makings, some objective evidence, some evidence to bolster things like a diagnosis of schizophrenia or i.q., all the better. at the same time we need the critics in the courtroom explaining the shortcomings of the science so that we don't have false evidence that is introduced or undue reliance on science that isn't quite there yet. my preference is recognize it's already there, but make sure that we have robust discussions about the validity of the science before people buy into it too much. >> yeah, i would just add that i basi
SFGTV2
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
another meeting, from the breast cancer fund, we have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o the disease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation that are linked to breast cancer,
SFGTV2
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
concept and i think that you have to ask the question from the legal system and from the science perspective as to what free will might mean. on the science side, the question really is, and this is what we were debating, is the question whether you can operationally define free will so you can measure it? from a scientist's standpoint, a construct doesn't really mean anything if you can't measure it. i have been asked many, many newer scientists including ken, what exactly does free will mean and how do you measure it? it could be like emotional control. it could be something like impulsivity, impulse control and you get back to the basic problem that chris who is a colleague of anita's at vanderbilt, wait he has put it, how do you distinguish and irresistible impulse from an impulse not resisted. there is a basic gray area, a difficult ability to say, did you actually choose that and did you choose it in a way that the law would recognize. so the law all of the time develops concepts that scientists are interested in studying. it might be competency, for example. well, competen
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> guest: thank you. >> now stuart firesteen talks about his book, ignorance. how it drives science. >> host: how many brain cells do we have. >> guest: we used to think a hundred billion. that number hung around for ages, in all the text books but a couple of years ago a young neuroanatomist sent an e-mail around asking how many brain cells we had and where we got that number from. and everybody wrote back 100 bill and others wrote back i have no idea. so she developed a new method of counting brain cells. actually not a trivial problem to count brain cells, self tens of billions. so she developed a new method, very interesting, and she recounted them and found there were in fact only 80 billion. now, that's an order of magnitude, okay so not that big a difference. at the larger difference might have been we thought we had ten times as men so-called glialy cells, the nonbrain parts of the brain that put it together. and we thought we had ten times as many and we only have 80 billion of the gleal cells. so in one fell swoop we lost 120 million cells in the brain. >> host: what don't
CW
Jan 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
, back to you. >> you anemic science fair was on display in stoins fair. that the only african american science fair. it emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and math. oarings found the learning gap for african american students by engaging. the kids agree. >> i like science and it's important to me because it can help our future and solve some of our world problems that we have today. >> organizers say 100% of the scholars enroll in college. >>> well still ahead, suing over size. a subway sandwich he says didn't measure up. ,,,,,, [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits saying their footlong sandws don't measure up >>> a west sacramento man is suing the subway sandwich chain saying their foot long
CBS
Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
you. >>> well, a unique science fair was on display in san jose today. the stem science fair is the only african-american science fair in california. stem is an acronym for a program emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math. organizers say they have closed the learning gap by engaging students in the subjects. and kids agree. >> i like science and it's important to me because it can help our future and solve some of our world problems that we have today. >> organizers say 100% of the stem scholars enroll in college. 100%! 90% of them graduate in four years with a ba or bs degree. impressive. >>> all righty. lots to talk about in sports. >> i'm wearing sharks colors because i have worn all my red for the 9ers. >> you cannot change now until the sharks lose. >> oh, boy. >> just letting you know! they are riding a good winning streak. a dramatic finish to the australian open and the sharks lower the boom on the avalanche next in sports. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the g
WHUT
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am EST
someone what i could steady since i did not have a formal education. i did not have math or science. and someone said to check out this new field of computer science. and he said it was a man-made language. and i thought, great. i am good with language, and i know how to make stuff. fortunately, that was a great and rising newfield. tavis: what do you make a looking back on it now? what do you make of how it came to be, the burgeoning growth of computer technology just happened to coincide with your arriving here? somebody suggested, maybe you ought to try this? i am asking how you process that. i get to that because of the success you have had, sitting on the obama commission. it is quite a fascinating journey. how do you look back at that decision at the time when you can barely speak english to study computer science? >> what is taught me is behind every closed door there is new opportunity. it is like every time life shut the door, it closes on me, high end up doing something else, and it is a new world that opens up for me. i learned in my life's journey many times that when so
SFGTV
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
business. >> thank you, this meeting is adjourned. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in t
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
called the immigration act will include science and engine all engineering and math technologies. we begin with senator orrin hatch and this is 35 minutes. >> i rise today to introduce the immigration innovation. this bill would not have been serialized without the help of chris kunz. all four of us have worked very closely together and each one deserves full credit. together we have crafted one of the best bars bipartisan bills in congress. one addresses this shortage of high skilled labor that we face in this country. this has reached a crisis level. for too long, our country has been unable to meet the increasing demands of workers trained in science and engineering and technology fields, otherwise known as stem. silicon valley, boston, new york, salt lake city, are in desperate need for qualified stem workers. it is critical that we not only recognize this shortage, but understand why it exists. increasingly, enrollment in u.s. universities in the stem field comes from foreign students and despite her urgent need for workers in these fields, we continue to send these foreign stud
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
us to step back, really know the numbers, know the science. the good news for microsoft is the magic of the future-- visual recognition, speech recognition, letting you navigate rich amounts of information-- that is very software centric. and the neat services where your memories and what you're doing in your educational core, that's going to be kept in the cloud for you. that kind of plays to might rosoft's strengths. >> rose: bill gates for the hour next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: bill gates is here. he is, as you know the chairman cofounder of the microsoft. his focus has been on philanthropic organizations since july of 2008 when he transitioned out of his day-to-day role at the company to run the bill and melinda gates foundation, along with his wife. it is the world's largest charity, devoted to improving global health and american education. the foundation is close to its target of eradicating the polio viking a goal bill gates is planning to achieve by 2018. i am pleased to have him back on th
WHUT
Jan 29, 2013 9:30am EST
alarming. >> well, is the science -- is the science inclusive? >> the science is conclusive and it's been that way for 20-30 year. we need to cut back on salt, on saturated fat from cheese and meat, cut back on refined sugars and eat a lot more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. >> do you think eating a proper diet can make you healthier or a less healthy diet can make you less healthier. >> absolutely, we have an epidemic not only obesity. >> you think by certain eating you can cure existing ailments. >> absolutely. >> like what? >> like heart disease, like hypertension, those are -- >> cholesterol? >> that's right. those are major, major health problems. cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke kills 650,000 americans a year. much of that, you can't prevent it, everybody's going to die but you can postpone it by eating a diet that's low in saturated fats -- >> but, you know, you have to take rabos, i mean, you have to look upon this as, what did the greeks say made in our die, nothing too much. you can have a cone of ice cream -- you used to condemn eggs years ago, did you n
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
that won him a national medal of science at the white house. >> reporter: imagine you had a yardstick. if you cut it into 10 equal pieces -- >> reporter: one of jim gates' most popular videos, an explanation of string theory brings together the universe from the smallest particles to the biggest galaxies in 30 seconds. >> photon. >> reporter: for the bbc he explains super symmetry which brings together matter and force. >> the beauty and wonder of fundamental physics. >> reporter: his research and teaching brought him to the white house where the president gave the university of maryland professor one of this year's 12 national medals of science. >> this is like winning the world series and the lottery and having a birthday party and christmas all at the same time. >> reporter: professor gates' dad was in the army. he went to schools all over the country. he was in orlando in high school when word came he had been accepted to one of the country's top science schools. >> he came home and saw his father standing on the porch with a big smile on his face and that's how jim knew he had go
Current
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
standards review process, and they do it subject by subject and i started in the science, and as the movie shows we followed the social studies and history standard after that. >> cenk: what were some of the examples of what they wanted to put in the text books? >> well, the big argument in science was over a language called strength and weakness. they wanted to teach the strength and weakness of all scientific theories. but scientists recognize that as creationist inspired language, specifically the weaknesses. and informed board members and moderate people on the left to counter it. in the last minute of this review process far-right members brought new language that was analyzed and evaluated which a lot of scientists argued was the same thing but this appeased the moderate board members and got the majority vote. they passed slightly creationist creationistic language over that overall broad look in looking at the strength and weaknesses, or in this case, to analyze and evaluate the scientist evaluation. i think our indirect contact with the discoverry institute and this history
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 12:00am PST
, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> here we go. >> that's not a magic trick. it's nasty winter season. hot water tossed into the air turning instantly into snow. a frozen banana doubled up as a hammer here. this is what happens when a wet t-shirt hits the frigid air. >> makes a sound like a drum. >> remarkable picture part of the deep freeze hitting across america. joining me is a chief meteorologist. you're in times square in new york. during your time as a meteorologist, have you a sense that we are going through a genuine climatic change in the weather? >> you can't attribute one particular event to climate change. there's no way to deny things have been supercharged. floods, hurricane sandy, droughts, extreme chill. whether it's a cyclical thing where we'll turn this around or we're on a one-way path remains to be seen. >> we've seen extreme heat and cold and hurricanes sweeping through new york, which i experienced. it was dramatic when it happened. it caused a lot of damage. the critics against this say, look, this has go
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00am EST
harder, which is why exxonmobil's resistance to the basic finding of climate science, is so damaging, because there is a residue of doubt in the public about the the validity of climate science, and scientists tell there is shouldn't be such doubt. why is there? these interested parties funded a campaign, a communications campaign to clamp that down. the american people are adults and entitled to their own opinion but that campaign clearly was influential. >> host: also, i thought that was a really interesting part of the book. you make -- i don't want to put words in your mouth. to me it read almost as if exxon invent vented thatting extra. exxon was a company that really was in the business of putting in scientific doubt. i love the part with the noaa scientists on niches of the put sound and they're being tagged by a yacht of exxonmobil hired scientist whose want to know what they're up to and criticize their methods eventually, trying to cast doubt on the science, that the oil was still there after all the years. and that tactic now seems rampant in our political culture. as a re
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
workforce and income security team's in washington, d.c. having received a ba in political science from west virginia university and a masters in russian studies at georgetown university, lori has been with the gao since 1984, leading a wide range of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs. lori's work has included evaluations of federal worker training, protection of workplace quality programs as well as assessments of efforts to protect the integrity of social security numbers. lori has also led internally focused efforts to enhance training opportunities and career development for the g8 of staff. let me turn it over to andrew. >> as jessica said, the real id act reticent significant investment against identity theft and fraud. since 2005 in complying with real id, the states made tremendous progress in meeting the requirements and updating the security's for driver's licenses. just to give you a brief smattering of what that looks like him in 2007 you only have about 27 states are confirming immigration status before issuing a driver's license. now th
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
influenza. althouuh health officials havv a gooddidea of how many peeple have the flu, science till isn'ttexactly sure how we ggt the flu.emily schmidt takes yyu to marylanddlab that'' trying to find the answer answer 3 people gg toosuch lengths to avoid getting theefluu but yyu actively seeking ttose ho've ccuggt it. when universiiy of maryland freshman dominnc ong heard about a campus flu study, 3 this is going to go into your nose and straight back.dominic had a feeling e fit the bill. &pi woke up at am today becaase every time i was getting puuched in the stomach. yesterday iislept abouu 18 hours, other than when i nneded to eat. he tested positive for type a influenza which qualified him for a study researching how anyone gets tteeffu in thh first place. that's what - ressarch nd discovery is about, being a deteetive professor ddn milton says scientists don't know exactly deep in, deep outnot be spread contact, iruses---one- thousanddh the width of a human haii--that linger in the air. it would be nice if flu was not aeroool transmitted because it would be much simpler, but i t
Comedy Central
Jan 31, 2013 11:30pm PST
football-- the sweet science, the pick and roll, from downtown, you sunk my battleship! yahtzee! [ laughter ] i'm just dying to see the san francisco-- earthquakes-- face [ laughter ] off against the baltimore, i wanna say, trashcan fires?! [ laughter ] so put on your game face, then shove nachos into that game face, because this is "the sport report!" [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] nation -- [ laughter ] -- this sunday is all about the big matchup, two titans of the game finally go head to head. i'm talking of course about axe body spray versus the e-trade baby! [ laughter ] because superbowl ads are my favorite part of the game, and this year there's an exciting new development. >> teaser ads that tease you toward the ads in the big game. this is now a brand new phenomenon and it is no joke. think of it as ads for the ads >> stephen: yes, ads for ads. [ laughter ] this is great-- tivo watchers have something to practice fast-forwarding through. [ laughter ] and me? i love 'em! especially this teaser for the ad for taco bell. ♪ [ laughter ] wow, seeing that old m
Comedy Central
Jan 28, 2013 10:30am PST
you want to wear your lunch. on your sleeve. [ laughter ] and don't think science is gonna come to the rescue. >> british researchers have created a projectile vomitting robot that mimics the symptoms of norovirus. resereachers created the projectile robot to test how far the dangerous contagion spreads everytime someone throws up. >> stephen: because if you want to study vomit spray patterns, you have two options: build a robot that pukes, or ride the subway after 2:00 am. [ laughter ] which brings me threat number 3: vomiting robots. [ laughter ] really, science? you know we haven't cured cancer yet, right? [ laughter ] you might want to put some of this energy into that. because once our robots are womiting, who's going to clean up after my roomba? [ laughter ] my other roomba? it'll start puking when it sees the first one blow chunks. [ laughter ] on the plus side, we finally have a robot the japanese won't want to have sex with. [ laughter ] but they should, because... >> new strains of drug restistant gonorrhea have spread to countries around the world. >> gonorrhea is beginn
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
of you. first, one of our nation's leading minds and most prominent advocates for science, technology, engineering, and math education. some of you may know him as a member of our state school board. later this week president obama will be awarding him the national medal of science for his achievement in physics. dr. james gates. dr. gates. [ applause ] two years ago, in fact just two years ago, this next marylander and her children were homeless. today she has turned a temporary workplace. into a good full-time job. please welcome janice spanish a dedicated employee from our department of resources who helped her secure this opportunity melissa jones-harris. [ applause ] within the heart of every individual is a spirit and a dignity that yearns to be recognized. 12 months ago just outside of these doors we officially recognized for the first time in 380 years the piscataway people in a ceremony that none of us will soon forget. please welcome tribal chair marvin seboy of the piscataway tribe. mervin, thank you for being here. we are also joined by finally a great mayor who, because o
WHUT
Jan 28, 2013 7:30am EST
important the science of sequencing the human genome has become in modern medicine, especially when it comes to children. when researchers first mapped the human genome, it took almost 10 years and cost $3 billion. that was less than ten years ago. today the process takes three weeks and the price tag is rapidly approaching $1,000. nancy spinner heads the division of genomic diagnostics at children's hospital of philadelphia. >> for parents whose kids have some serious birth defects or congenital abnormalities, you really want to understand what's causing it. you want to know is there something that you should be doing. i think moms feel very guilty because when they have a child with a birth defect, then they say, "was it something i did in the pregnancy?" >> reporter: dr. krantz and nancy spinner are a husband and wife team who are the principal investigators of federally funded research to help develop guidelines for doctors and patients. unlike earlier genetic tests, sequencing the genome reveals a child's entire genetic makeup, including their predisposition to disease that might
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
for science, technology, engineering, and math education. some of you may know him as a member of our state school board. later this week president obama will be awarding him the national medal of science for his achievement in physics. dr. james gates. dr. gates. [ applause ] two years ago, in fact just two years ago, this next marylander and her children were homeless. today she has turned a temporary workplace. into a good full-time job. please welcome janice spanish a dedicated employee from our department of resources who helped her secure this opportunity melissa jones-harris. [ applause ] within the heart of every individual is a spirit and a dignity that yearns to be recognized. 12 months ago just outside of these doors we officially recognized for the first time in 380 years the piscataway people in a ceremony that none of us will soon forget. please welcome tribal chair marvin seboy of the piscataway tribe. mervin, thank you for being here. we are also joined by finally a great mayor who, because of budget constraints, also found himself doing the job of city manager. wh
WHUT
Jan 31, 2013 10:00am EST
us to step back, really know the numbers, know the science. the good news for microsoft is the magic of the future-- visual recognition, speech recognition, letting you navigate rich amounts of information-- that is very software centric. and the neat services where your memories and what you're doing in your educational core, that's going to be kept in the cloud for you. that kind of plays to might rosoft's strengths. >> rose: bill gates for the hour next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: bill gates is here. he is, as you know, the chairman cofounder of the microsoft. his focus has been on philanthropic organizations since july of 2008 when he transitioned out of his day-to-day role at the company to run the bill and melinda gates foundation, along with his wife. it is the world's largest charity, devoted to improving global health and american education. the foundation is close to its target of eradicating the polio viking a goal bill gates is planning to achieve by 2018. i am pleased to have him bac
SFGTV2
Jan 26, 2013 4:30pm PST
chemicals, would use the best science to assess safety, so not old science but new science, would seek to protect vulnerable populations like we talked about way back when, right, prenatally and in pregnancy, those ones that are maybe more vulnerable to chemical exposures and also to reduce exposures in communities with unfair burden of exposures, we know that very often, poor communities, communities of color, communities with less resources are exposed to higher levels of chemicals so we have to reduce that unfair burden because they already have enough unfair burden, so that calls for some comprehensive changes and we want to see those happen. the senate is not likely to reconvene and vote on this bill because we are winding down of course with this legislative session and this particular administration in terms of senates turning over, they're all -- most of them are up for re-election, house is turning over -- about half of them are up for re-election and of course presidential election as well, and so it is very likely of course that this will be reintroduced after all of th
CBS
Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm EST
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SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
different varieties but we shouldn't leave out the sciences as well so a lot to celebrate. when i was first introduced to our relatively new counsel general by angela he said "he's one of us" and angela said "i'm not so quite sure counsel general" but i shared with him when i took my seat on the board of supervisors i got a call from jay leno. true story. he called me to congratulate me on my public office and glad to know that other lenos were fairing well and asked if we had family in common and he laughed when i said i was part of his russian jewish part of the family so i left it with that. this is particularly appropriate to do this in san francisco and san francisco is a italian city and always has been and will be and to get things going i have seen you put in some years of service in telea eve and familiar with israel's politics you can get into san francisco's politics and i brought this and i know senator will say something as well and we want to congratulate you and all of our italian american community as we kickoff the year of italian culture in the united states and we look fo
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 9:00pm PST
. get the blood tests. change your number. turn it up. androgel 1.62%. science and evidence based drug and alcohol treatment center.p. where your addiction stops and your new life begins. call now. >>> tonight, the big chill. extreme weather. a country locked in a deep freeze. what's really going on here? hillary clinton's frosty reception on the hill. >> was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? >> and the nra fires back at president obama on guns. >> there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners. to either tax them or take them. >> the country king with some surprising views on guns. >> i know how newtown happened. i'm still really, really wrecked over why. >>> and talk about upset. serena williams' temper tantrum on the court. tonight a big conversation with movers and shakers from washington to the heartland. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. and first of all, apologies for my ridiculous voice. my critics of course would be thrilled tha
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
part -- the bill called the immigration innovation would increase the number of science engineering technology and math degrees. we will show you some of that debate into the senate gallows and at 9:30 a.m. >> senator from utah. >> i rise today to introduce the immigration innovation or i squared act of 2014. i'm pleased to be joined here by my colleagues, senator amy klobuchar, senator marco rubio, and senator chris coons, without whom this bill would not have materialized. all four of us have worked very closely together and each one deserves total credit for this bill. together, we have crafted one of the first bipartisan immigration bills this congress. one that is designed to address the shortage of high skilled labor that we face in this country. this shortage has reached a crisis level. for too long our country has been unable to meet the ever-increasing demand for workers trained in the science, technology, engineering and math, or stem fields. as a result some of our nation's top technology markets like silicon valley, seattle, boston, new york and salt lake city are in des
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 12:00am PST
a new high school course because i think science and history can be brought together and made more interesting. often, the money that lets you do the innovation is what's missing, and i'm lucky enough to have capital to-- whether it's a new nuclear reactor or cheap solar, i can back some wild ideas so that i put time into that. and it lets me learn a lot of science, work with brilliant people. >> rose: i have in my hand the bill and melinda gates at annual letter from you from the foundation. who is this directed to? who are you-- who do you want to read this? >> well, warren buff set sort of an ideal person i'd like to find it interesting because he's very busy doing his job, but he cares a lot about these issues. he knows i get to travel to africa. i get to see what's going on with budgets and science. what's honestly taking place is there is the aid working? where's corruption blocking that? and so on a yearly basis, he'd like to have me summarize where i'm optimistic, where we have setbacks, how should people think about the big causes-- education and the needs of the poorest.
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am EST
communicators" is ron andrews who is the president of a group called medical sciences for life technologies. mr. andrews, what is that? >> guest: well, life technologies is one of the world's top life science tool companies and has aggregated over the last ten years companies that do everything from sell biology all the way to genomics. and as a supplier to the research community, academic research as well as pharmaceutical research community, they've had a great prowess and a great run at really helping these researchers do some amazing things in diseases, in the agriculture. my job is to take the expansive portfolio and really aggregate it and focus it towards some of the world's most complex diseases like, obviously, cancer, inherited diseases, neurological disorders like alzheimer's and parkinsons. so my team, we really start with the lens of the patient and look back at the value chain and understand all the components of a person or one of the players in that health care value chain and what they need to help make that patient event, you know, a better outcome. we call it
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
opposed to any suggestion that there's any real science to confirm global warming or genuine climate change. rather than me get involved with this, i'll rest my weary voi voice box and let michael tell you why there is science. over to you. >> the science is settled. we noticed that last year we had record numbers of wildfires. 61% of the country suffered a crippling drought. we had superstorm sandy with 1,000-mile diameter storm hitting the west coaeast coast billions of dollars in damage. the climate has begun to be destabilized. we can do something about it. we have solutions to the cause of climate change and those solutions will both help keep our families safe and help our economy grow at the same time. >> okay. there you have it. what do you say to that? >> i say you look at the literature. we know a study in journal of nature show 60 years no trend in droughts and there was a decline in the u.s. except for the most recent one in 2012 which wasn't even as big as one in the 1950s or 1930s. in terms of flood, 80 to 117 years, no trend in floods. hurricanes, eight years now with
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